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#1 posted 01-18-2020 09:21 PM

Hi Travis, I’m by no means an expert, but I’ve often found that happens to me when I haven’t cut the shoulder perfectly square to the face. That causes the part of the shoulder closest to the tenon to be every so slightly longer than the portion closest to the face of the board, and it gaps a little. I usually just bevel the shoulders in just a tad with a chisel and it sits tighter. Not positive that’s what’s happening, but just a thought. Perhaps that’s what you meant when you said you shaved a little off the inside of the tenon. I also usually pin mine, which tightens it up considerably. That being said, those look great, and as you say, I’d bet no one would ever notice that small of a gap under a table.

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